The Crystals ft. Dolores La La Brooks at Skegness – Photos

Well Dolores La La Brooks certainly looked a bit different to the fifteen year old girl who’d sung D Doo Ron Ron and Then He Kissed Me back in 1963. There was no bee-hive hairstyle or flouncy dresses. She was dressed in a sci-fi rubber trouser suit and could sure kick ass.

Back in the 60s the R&B girl groups – like the Ronettes, Chiffons, Crystals, Marvelletes, Cookies and Supremes – had had a great influence on the British Mersey and Beat Bands. The Beatles and Searchers covered a number of their songs. Producers like Phil Spectre, with his Wall of Sound, propelled them into the charts.

It was great to see her still going strong – not so much as a girl group but more as an R&B powerhouse!

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